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Originally posted by Whereweheaded
reply to post by meeneecat
You do know that the health care plan enacted was originally a Republican plan
Thats why it was pushed and backed by the liberals huh? Because it was a conservative plan?
Think your head is been in the sand far to long!
The concept of the individual health insurance mandate originated in 1989 at the conservative Heritage Foundation. In 1993, Republicans twice introduced health care bills that contained an individual health insurance mandate. Advocates for those bills included prominent Republicans who today oppose the mandate including Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Robert Bennett (R-UT), and Christopher Bond (R-MO). In 2007, Democrats and Republicans introduced a bi-partisan bill containing the mandate.